Buying a Christmas gift for expecting parents is kind of easy because there are so many things they need, but it can also be difficult because you still want it to be personal and unique. You want them to know you love and care about them and the baby to come. You are also likely on a budget, so you don’t want to go overboard on something that isn’t truly needed or appreciated.
Here are a few ideas for personal Christmas gifts for expecting parents.
Personalized Christmas ornaments are a perfect gift to always commemorate the Christmas they were expecting their baby. It will be something they can cherish for years as they unwrap it to decorate the tree. There are several ways you can have an ornament personalized. For example, if they had an announcement picture taken, you can put it on the ornament. You can have their names and their due date. You can have an ultrasound photo placed on the ornament and write, “Baby’s First Christmas.” You can make it fun, funny, or sentimental based on what you think they would enjoy the most.
Maternity clothes are one of those gifts that aren’t exciting, but at the same time, they are really exciting. They aren’t exciting because they’re clothes. However, they are exciting because they are needed and appreciated, and expecting mothers hate spending money on maternity clothes because they are necessary for only a short time. However, they still want to look cute and be comfortable. Maternity leggings are among the cutest and most relaxing things to wear when pregnant. You can buy cute Christmas ones with snowflakes, snowmen, or Christmas trees on them.
Give the gift of your time and service to their beautiful little family. If your friends are the type of couple that doesn’t want to impose on others or rarely asks for help, offer it in writing. Give them coupons for free babysitting once the baby is born. Make it clear to them that you want the coupons to be used and you are happy to babysit so they can spend time together as a couple, take a nap, or go shopping. It doesn’t matter what they want to do with their time, but they can go knowing their baby is loved and cared for. You can even space the coupons out with dates so they have a night off once a week for a year, or at special times like Valentine’s Day or their birthdays.
Once the baby is born, the new little family will want some family photos taken, so buy a gift certificate for a photo package with a local photographer. Get one with a few options so they can get the size and number of photos they want to hang up and give to family and friends. This is an extra special gift if professional photos aren’t in their budget. You can put the gift certificate in a lovely photo frame and wrap that so they have something to unwrap but also a frame to use for one of their new photos.
Having loved ones in your life who are expecting a child is a unique experience because you already love the child, too, so you want them to feel special and know how important their child will be in your life. Giving a gift that reflects your love for them can feel challenging, but remember to keep it simple and personal. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to show them you care.